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'Big gay rainbow' voted quote of the year

Fri 20 Dec 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Maurice Williamson’s “big gay rainbow” speech has won New Zealand’s quote of the year. The National MP nabbed 38 per cent of the votes in the annual competition, run by Massey University, for his zinger during the marriage equality debate: “One of the messages that I had was that this bill was the cause of our drought. Well, in the Pakuranga electorate this morning it was pouring with rain. We had the most enormous big gay rainbow across my electorate.” Williamson has told the New Zealand Herald his speech was off the cuff, with four bullet points 'gay onslaught', 'celibacy', 'physics' and 'gay rainbow' on a scrap of paper his only notes. He says the response has been overwhelming. "I seriously didn't expect it would make the Howick   

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First published: Friday, 20th December 2013 - 9:25am

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